Pros Great looking monitor, sharp bright (!) picture, range of adjustment
Cons Viewing angle....but it's still not that bad...
Summary I really have to crack up at all the negativity towards this monitor, and all the horror stories.
I ordered 2 1907FPs directly from Dell for $263/ea (w/ free shipping) so I can run a dual monitor setup. They arrived very quickly, and were setup (one via DVI, one analog) and looking great in no time after some tweaking. So far so good. They worked great with gaming (HL2, etc) as well as with my normal desktop apps (i.e. Office/Outlook, etc).
In a nutshell, from my experience anyway...these monitors aren't as flimsy as I've read some say, I see no ghosting, I see no blurry-ness, etc. The only 'cons' if you will are the viewing angles, which could be better but really not a big deal, and a very "slight" light bleed at the top of screen, which is only viewable on a black background, and typical with most LCDs.
I returned 2 Samsung 931Bs to Best Buy to get these, and am VERY happy. The Samgsung's blew in every way compared to the 1907FP monitors (lots of light bleed, viewing angles even worse surprisingly, they wouldnt come back to display after standby for a minute or more, and one of them had this annoying random flicker, which was not caused by my graphics card).
I'm glad I ignored all the negative hubub about them and took the dive. Well worth it so far...
Pros Easy to adjust height and swivel.
Cons Nothing that I can see.
Summary This is a very good monitor for the price. Sharp, clear text and vibrant colors. I had to turn the brightness down, but that's all I've changed so far. I use it beside a laptop so I wanted to adjust the screen to its lowest level. No problem. Can be adjusted 5 inches up and down. Can also be used in landscape or portrait mode. I've also got a Dell 1900 FP monitor, bought in 2003. Dell has definitely listened to its customers and added a lot of great features to the 1907FP. I would recommend this monitor with no reservations.
Pros Clear, bright, USB Ports galore
Cons Perhaps more controls?
Summary If you own this monitor, go to your control panel, display, settings, advanced, monitor .. then look at your "Monitor type." Does it say "Plug and Play Monitor?" If so (as mine did on a brand new computer), go to properties, driver, and then click on "Update Driver." My Monitor type now reads "Dell 1907FP(Digital)." I noticed the Screen refresh rate dropped from 75 Hertz to 60 Hertz. Not sure what else changed, but I assume this was a good thing to do.
I have a dual monitor setup with these 1907FP's. I can understand the complaint about "wobbliness." The stands are well made with great adjustability accomodation, but if the surface they're on is not stable I would think they could be prone to shaking from typing on a keyboard, etc. But then again they are flat screens and designed to take up as little space as possible.
I haven't had these too long and have only experimented with Google Earth beta version that has some significant graphics requirements for operation. Looks fantastic on these monitors.
I suppose many monitors these days have them, but the 4 additional USB ports per monitor is incredibly helpful for me. Cameras and video just plug in right on the desk. Just be sure when you set up your monitors to plug in the USB cable that comes with it as well as the DVI hookup (or VGA). It says to do so in the instructions but the following picture of a "completed" monitor hookup does not show the cable connected. I left it off and the USB ports didn't work. Ah...
I have a very good graphics card so I'm able to adjust contrast and other nuances so I don't care too much about the on-monitor controls. Seems to me we generally do all of our adjustments anyway when we first purchase these things and then leave it (ok, set it and forget it). So the quick and "regular" access to such a feature is not so important to me.
I have no buyer's remorse! Excellent product.
Pros Great Colors and easy to read text
Cons None that I know of
Summary I shopped at many stores looking for an affordable flat screen monitor and did extensive research over the internet. I compared many monitor in this price range and was not happy with any. Luckily I saw the Dell 1907FP. Not only is it affordable but, unlike reviews I've read it's, sturdy. The colors and contrast is great. The driver was easily downloaded from Dell's website. I'm a very happy person.
Pros Height adjustable stand, 4 USB ports, optional sound bar
Cons Viewing angles not the greatest
Summary This is my first LCD monitor, and overall I like it. With the included stand, the monitor can be raised or lowered, turned left or right, even rotated 180 degrees vertically. It has 4 USB ports (very convenient), and the optional sound bar is a handy space-saving tool. The viewing angles for this monitor are only average, however. Move too far away and you can't read anything on the screen. You have several resolution options for this monitor, but only the maximum one, 1280x1024 brings out the true capabilities of the 1907FP. In fact, at that setting image and text quality looks sensational, if quite small. I found only one other resolution, 1152x864 to be acceptable. The other ones look lousy.Updated
The monitor stand also has a small hole where you can route wires thru, reducing clutter.